Monday, February 8, 2010

Report to State

           Brody was in his first parade this past weekend.  It is the Boy Scout's 100th Anniversary and the Texas Annual Scouts Report to State.  Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Explorer Scouts, etc. all march to the State Capitol to report to the governor what is going on in each of their councils.  

           They anticipated over 3000 scouts.  And as they lined up over Congress Ave. Bridge, there were a ton of them.

           I may be a little biased, but I think we have one of the prettiest state capitols in the country.  It is made of Texas pink granite and is one of the tallest state capitols, even taller than the US Capitol building.

           My guy is the one walking next to the guy all in red (that's my handsome hubby!).  As soon as Brody saw me with the camera, he started to hide, so the only decent picture I have of the bratty boy is this:
 I mean, look at this non-smiling 7 year old!
        It was a beautiful day, in the 50's but sunny, and we had a wonderful morning walking to the capitol, viewing the House of Representative and Senate chambers, and even saw our Governor, Rick Perry, meet with the scouts. 
       And we even met up with some very special guests, Matt's Aunt & Uncle were in town for business and stayed over a day to spend time with us!  
And finally, here's my smile:


Kelli said...

Wow! You guys do have a beautiful state capitol.

Miller Racing Family said...

What a fun day. You do have a very pretty capitol. I am glad you got a picture with your boys and they at least both had a smile on their face at the end.
Hope you have a great Monday!

Mocha with Linda said...

As a native Texan, I'm certainly "not" biased (ahem!), but I do love the capitol. It's always been one of my son's favorite places to go.

And we've done a few of those Report to State Parades also!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

What a gorgeous day! Looks like some fun family time :)

Anonymous said...

How neat is that! Glad you got one good picture of him! I hope Sammy never sees my pictures from when I was a kid and tries to copy. Or I will have a lot of pictures like these! He is still handsome in his non smiling picture :-)

jenjen said...

How cool! I bet he had a great time!


Shawn said...

What a great experience! Sadly, I have no idea what our state capital looks like.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

what great the post

♥ Kenz ♥ said... is the most beautiful capitol in the country. Ah, the memories..

Connie Weiss said...

That building is breath taking!

jennykate77 said...

It is a very pretty capitol building! What a fun day for Brody...even if he wouldn't smile! He's such a cutie.

Hope you guys are having a great week!♥

J.J. said...

Love the scouts!!! Hubby is kiddo #2's den leader in Tiger cubs. They wore their uniform to school and had a big celebration/birthday party at their den meeting.

Being a TXN...I also am partial to the Texas state capitol. I remember standing in the rotunda shouting upwards when I was a kiddo.

I love TEXAS!!!!!

Vivienne said...

Your capital really is beautiful. I love the serious phot of him giving you the Italian Eyeball! Good job Brody!

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